Original Software

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Original Software
Industry software testing
Founded December 1996 (1996-12)
Founder Colin Armitage
Products Qualify, TestDrive, TestDrive-Assist, TestBench, TestSmart
Website http://www.origsoft.com/

Original Software is a privately held company providing automatic software testing products and services.


Original Software was formed in December 1996 and started trading in May 1997. It was founded by Colin Armitage.

In the initial years, Original Software focused on IBM iSeries platform.

In 2007 a manual testing solution was introduced.

In 2010 it was listed as one of "Twenty companies to watch in 2010" by CIO UK.[1]


Original Software's solutions include:[2]

  • Qualify - an Application Quality Management (AQM) solution uniting all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • TestDrive - a test automation tool
  • TestDrive-Assist - a tool for dynamic manual testing
  • TestBench - a test data management and verification tool
  • TestSmart - a tool for automated creation of optimised variable data


  1. ^ MWD and Martin Veitch (12 January 2010). "Twenty companies to watch in 2010 - In-Depth - CIO UK Magazine". cio.co.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Software Testing - Software Application Quality Solutions". origsoft.com. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 

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